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School Update – Nov 15, 2021

Be Kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama

Parent/Teacher Interviews

“We know that parents have an important role to play in supporting student learning. Studies show that students perform better in school if their parents or guardians are involved in their education. This is the basis for the principle that students and parents should be kept fully informed about the student’s progress.” ~ Growing Success, page 8.

Progress Reports will be coming home on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021. We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students virtually during the evening of Thursday, November 25th, 2021, and during the day on Friday, November 26th, 2021.

Please make sure to sign up for your interview. An email was sent out with the link and school code.

National Bullying Awareness Week

The third week in November is the designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is Restore, Rebuild and Renew.

From November 12-19, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will join school boards around the province in enhancing awareness and understanding about bullying, and the factors that contribute to safe, caring and inclusive schools.

This week, and every week, we work to ensure that our school is safe and welcoming for all, cultivating a positive sense of belonging and well-being.

Cyberbullying – Parent Resource

As student interactions through online learning environments and social media platforms have increased, it is important to raise awareness and understand the effects of cyberbullying.  The Ministry of Education has created a Cyberbullying Parent Resource to highlight instances of cyberbullying and provide information to caregivers to support their children’s success.

Mary Mother of God – Youth Program

Conquest and Challenge is a faith-centred youth program that is for boys (Conquest) and girls (Challenge) in grades 5 to 8.

Each Friday 6:30 – 8:00 – St. Andrew School

The program is led by teens in high school and supervised by adult volunteers. These programs support parents in the Christian formation of their children and help them get to know their Catholic faith. 

Open House – Nov 19th @ 6:30 pm for more information

Keeping Christ in Christmas

This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, December 3, 2021. Students are asked to submit work that best describes the theme of the contest, Keeping Christ in Christmas, and highlight in their individual submissions, how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas.

Deadline for Entries: December 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

To minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, we will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this yearStudent work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on the official contest page

Have a Question?
If you have any questions about the contest, please feel free to email us at: or contact us on Twitter, direct message us on Instagram, or contact us through Facebook.  

St. Margurite Tips

School Mental Health Ontario has put together a series of 12 mental health activities designed for parents and families to try at home. They’re connected to six areas of social-emotional learning and are available as a PDF file or graphics. Check out the link copied below for access to these fun activities! 

Easy and Fun Mental Health Activities for Home

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